Violette's Cellar

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$30 and under
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American
Violette's Cellar is Staten Island's most unique restaurant and event venue. Featuring social dining, gourmet food and eclectic decor. Violette's also features The Button Room (a password required speakeasy), a private wine room, and private banquet rooms for parties of all sizes.
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Four Course Menu available on February 13th , 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 312 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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AE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place, but nothing outstanding. Toasts too dry, sauce missing, no coconut/ almond/ soy milk. Cappuccino looks like latte. Noisy. Lots of families and kids.

N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Atmosphere was nice (sat in wine room, very tiny space though). Food was okay, ordered multiple small plates: 2 were good, 2 were not. Wine was okay, many of the nicer selections were unavailable. Had great time.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got together with some friends for a fundraiser/meatball tasting. Food was delicious and speciality drinks made by his mixologists were on point. Peter and his partners raised a huge amount ($65,000 ) to help fund Staten Island University Cancer Foundation. What a great event and an amazing Chef. Peter is a special man who always seems to extend his heart and generosity to help others. Great evening Great event!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dishes! Very tasty!

DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Looking forward to trying dinner.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Great staff! Food was good, tapas style so very small plates. Pricey.

LM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere.. food .. and our waiter Kevin were all awesome !

v
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun spot for a friends eve. Lots of good plates to share and yummy cocktails. Space is subterranean chic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

This is my 2nd time eating at the establishment. Loved the food the first time. This time did not care for it as much.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The mac and cheese was great..so was chicken and waffles! Great selections for drinks. The creme brulee dessert was good too

OT
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service could not have been better. Rave about Violette’s Cellar to family and friends. Have been here many times and will continue.

MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hidden treasure.

m
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!! Interesting, delicious choices! Great drinks and really nice servers!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good and was able to answer questions about the food. The food was very good as we ordered small plates to share and they bought them out at different times so you were able to enjoy what were eating we had a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend going as we will be going back again ourselves.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic place. Service and food were great! We will def be back!

DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Food was delicious! The place was pretty empty and still out wine took a while to get .. also waitress did not tell us about Wednesday all day happy hour and 3 for 2 plates .. we had to ask about it and still she was not clear . Had to look it up to make sure online.. a waiter or waitress should readily provide that info right away .. other than that it was great and I’d happily return

LB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was ok. Nice atmosphere
For tapas prices were average.
Don’t get the steak not worth the price

c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went with 10 people for a family bday brunch. Food was outstanding and a very nice setting. Service was a little slow. Definitely a nicer, pricier brunch but everyone was very happy with their food and the yummy croissants.

SN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing. The food was delicious, our waitress was friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend Violettes Cellar.
An added bonus is their charitable donations to Staten Island University Hospital.

B
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

My waitress was not nice, did not check up on us regularly and the food portions were small. Noted i was going for a birthday and they didn’t even sing. Or push dessert. Would not go back

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One year wedding anniversary

AK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only my second time going to Violette’s Cellar. This experience was just as good as the first. Staff was attentive and very nice. The food was excellent and love that you can order multiple small plates. We had the meatballs, artichoke bread, and lamb chops. All three were excellent, flavors, cooked, and presented.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful ambiance, great tasting food. The waitress Stephanie really knows the menu and how much food is good for your party. I had a party of 8 and Stephanie advised us about how much to order and it was perfect. We all left happy, bellies full with wonderful tasting food. The macaroni & cheese is outstanding! Don’t miss it! Flatbread with mushrooms-highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed! Make that reservation now it is worth it!

JO
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular day with friends for brunch. Adult iced coffees and cocktails were yummy. Food was spectacular. I had chicken and waffles with a side of patatas bravas and my wife had chicken pot pie empanadas. Will.def be back for brunch and dinner. Highly recommended

AC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place if your a wine person to pair with lots of apps. Very small entree menu

KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and great price for brunch. Great atmosphere also, very clean!

CE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Was just okay. We waited over an hour to get our dinner. They seemed under staffed. We didn’t even know who our waiter was.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Had dinner with a friend. Very cozy. Conducive to meaningful conversation. Good for date night, too. Food was very good. Wait staff was attentive, personable and provided helpful suggestions for ordering. We ordered 5 small plates and had more than enough food. Loved the wild mushroom empanadas and fried shrimp. My friend enjoyed the tuna, potatoes and steak. Will bring my husband there soon!

TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent and reasonably priced.Their wine pairings are spot on kudos to owners

l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered small plates .. everything was presented beautifully and flavors and preparation of food was exceptional . Highly recommend... we will go back.

AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch. There was something for everyone from unicorn pancakes to signature bloody mary’s. I would definitely recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It took way too long for our entree to come out. Even longer for us to get the bill. I had to literally grab someone and ask them to bring it. We were never offered dessert. 3 hours for dinner for 2 people.
The food was very good though

LO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my daughter’s birthday on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The food was great as was the service. I had the spinach salad with chicken and it was a perfect portion and tasted great.

EB
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Violette's Cellar! The food and service were fabulous, as always.

AK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend went there couple of days ago we had a wonderful time we both had salads she had the pear salad and I had the spinach salad both salads were excellent we also had margarosas which were very very good... I will definitely come back to this place...

t
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to put out Violette’s brunch and it did not disappoint. Service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the decor and ambiance! So cute and a fun place!

NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went here for brunch. We did sit outside as they have an area dedicated for this. Its nice as they took a shipping container and converted it to outdoor space. We were the only people sitting outside so getting service was ok but not great. I assume this is because many people just sit indoors and there is no dedicated waiter for outdoors. The food quality was great. Our food was served hot and the flavors were above what we expected. Presentation was great as well. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and would come here again.